Suzuki has finally unveiled the iK-2 (Maruti YRA) new premium compact hatchback concept car at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The iK-2, the smartest compact car, offers all the elements expected in a car of this size. The model is built around a new-generation platform and comes equipped with the 1.0L BOOSTERJET engine, a new direct-injection turbo petrol unit. The production model is expected to arrive around Q1 2016 in India, challenging the Hyundai Elite i20.
The iK-2 is inspired by the concept of “Harmonised Force.” The exterior design, featuring sweeping curves all over that blend smoothly into the whole, exudes style and elegance. The “Liquid Flow”, suggestive of the dynamism of an energetic movement of liquid with its low, wide silhouette, is inspired by three keywords: “harmony,” “elegance,” and “energy wave.” Instead of straight, mechanical lines, the body sports flowing curves throughout the body which perfectly create a harmony, conveying classy elegance. Expressive character lines that begin at the front and sweep toward the rear create attractive highlights. A series of chrome accents on the front grille and headlamps flow into the character lines on the side of the body, increasing the harmony of the whole car.
There is a bold, avant-garde front fascia with a wide bumper grille and distinctive LED headlamps. The muscular fenders confidently absorb the flow of energy from the body, paired with a mechanical wheel design. Sloping rear window channels the flow of energy forward. Lightning Silver body colour emphasises the shadows of the body with its curving lines and amplify its elegance and energy. Suzuki’s new-generation platform is designed to efficiently increase rigidity while reducing weight via a fundamental redesign of the underbody’s structure and also optimising overall vehicle design, including parts mounted on the underbody. Under the hood, it would have a Boosterjet 1.0L direct-injection turbo engine, which is newly developed by Suzuki and saves fuel while delivering driving pleasure.